The perils of Magic Number Thinking


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By Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett, Brad Guigar, and Dave Kellett. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking shop! They discuss what percentage of your readership you can expect to become Patreon backers. That leads into a fascinating trip down Memory Lane as they recall a disgruntled "How To Make Webcomics" reader. Then, they make suggestions on how many tiers a first-time Kickstarter campaign should have. And finally, they make suggestions on Kickstarter stretch goals and add-ons.

BUT FIRST, was a part of Stan Lee's success based on his iconic Look?

Show notes

  • 00:00 — Stan Lee's iconic Look
  • 07:54 — Brad's 19th anniversary in comics
  • 21:01 — Dave looks back on Emerald City and Comic Con International
  • 24:43 — Shipping books on a Greyhound Bus
  • 27:34 — Fed Ex Freight Box
  • 29:15 — Spike Trotman: "Don't fight success."
  • 32:45 — Kenny Rogers' face
  • 36:39 — What percent of your audience are Patreon backers?
  • 40:06 — A story from the "How To Make Webcomics" book
  • 44:22 — The danger of "Magic Number" thinking
  • 49:02 — Superstitions
  • 51:38 — How many Kickstarter tiers should a first-time creator have?
  • 01:01:54 — Effective Kickstarter stretch goals and add-ons

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Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of

Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.

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